Events

Please visit the calendar of our managing organization, Envision Greater Fond du Lac, to find upcoming programming. Link here.

May
17
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
May 17 @ 7:30 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Jul
12
Wed
Explore Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

EXPLORE BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

The complimentary Explore Business Model Design session will help expand your business by enabling you to map and streamline your business model. Today, innovating the business model is the most critical competency a company needs to develop and execute. If this were a once-in-a-business-life-cycle occurrence, you could hire consultants to do this for you. It’s not. This is the 21st century way to empower your product, service, technology. Having the best product, service, technology was yesterday’s game. Today you need to still have the best and you need to couple that with a powerful business model. That’s a winning strategy.

Learn About
  • Exploring the evolution of business model design
  • Identifying key business design tools
  • Understanding how business model design will help you reinterpret strategy through the lens of the business model canvas
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Meet and interact with people who are like you
  • Get a realistic perspective of a business plan
  • You’ll also hear from small business owners who have experienced real results from learning how to use business model design tools, techniques and resources to invent new business models that are driving growth in their businesses
Aug
30
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 30 @ 7:30 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Sep
20
Wed
Pro-Seed Business Model Design 2 Day Workshop @ Holiday Inn Fond du Lac
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Informational poster

Built on the successful Business Model Generation approach by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, you will begin by using the Business Model Canvas to design a business model that drives growth and sustainability.

LEARN ABOUT:
• Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation.
• Inventing a new business model.
• Taking some risk and incorporating the 9 essential building blocks with the new business model you invent.
• Prototyping, testing, and experimenting with the new business model you invent.
• Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model.
• Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and moving your business forward.

SEPTEMBER 20TH & 21ST, 2017
8 am – 5 pm | Holiday Inn
625 W. Rolling Meadows Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54937

2-day seminar value: $800
Your cost: $75*

*Cost reduced due to a generous grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and sponsorship from Envision Greater Fond du Lac. RSVP and payment (cash or check preferable) by September 8, 2017 required as seating is limited. 

Workshop in partnership with Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College and the Venture Center.

Sep
21
Thu
Pro-Seed Business Model Design 2 Day Workshop @ Holiday Inn Fond du Lac
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Informational poster

Built on the successful Business Model Generation approach by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, you will begin by using the Business Model Canvas to design a business model that drives growth and sustainability.

LEARN ABOUT:
• Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation.
• Inventing a new business model.
• Taking some risk and incorporating the 9 essential building blocks with the new business model you invent.
• Prototyping, testing, and experimenting with the new business model you invent.
• Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model.
• Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and moving your business forward.

SEPTEMBER 20TH & 21ST, 2017
8 am – 5 pm | Holiday Inn
625 W. Rolling Meadows Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54937

2-day seminar value: $800
Your cost: $75*

*Cost reduced due to a generous grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and sponsorship from Envision Greater Fond du Lac. RSVP and payment (cash or check preferable) by September 8, 2017 required as seating is limited. 

Workshop in partnership with Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College and the Venture Center.

Jan
31
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Apr
18
Wed
Third Annual Youth Idea Challenge @ Marian University Stayer Center
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Eight area high school teams have been selected to pitch their product or service ideas at the third annual IGNITE! Youth Idea Challenge on April 18, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Marian University Stayer Center Auditorium.  The public is invited to attend this exciting “Shark Tank” like event.

Engaging high school students is a focus strategy of IGNITE! Business Success, the go-to resource network of 17 local organizations supporting area entrepreneurs (www.IGNITEfdlc.com).  Wisconsin has historically ranked in the bottom tier of the Kauffman Index for Start-up Activity; therefore, entrepreneurship education needs to begin early. IGNITE! exposes youth to business experiences through the Youth Idea Challenge, including touring businesses and going through simulations in creative thinking and strategic planning.

Twelve teams were assigned a mentor from the business community to help them refine their idea and submit a short business plan that were judged on creativity, value proposition, and more. Mentor Loree Shady from Hometown Bank has shared, “It is a rewarding experience to share information that I’ve learned from 30 years in business, but it was even more rewarding to gain new knowledge from the students!”

The top 8 teams are moving on to give a 5-minute “pitch” of their idea to a panel of judges or “sharks” at the April 18th event.  Scholarships will be awarded to the top three teams plus other awards.  Teams that have been selected to pitch their ideas in the 2018 IGNITE! Youth Idea Challenge include:

  • Team Chloe – Campbellsport High School
  • The Crossway – Fond du Lac High School
  • MG’s B&B – Campbellsport High School
  • Down in the Groove – STEM Institute
  • C-Ball – Horace Mann High School
  • Team 5G – Laconia High School
  • Escape the Inferno – Waupun Area High School
  • CAM – Campbellsport High School

Help us IGNITE youth idea exploration by attending the Idea Challenge event and by voting for your favorite teams for the Community Choice awards.  RSVP requested by calling 920-322-1887 or email info@IGNITEfdlc.com by April 17th.

May
23
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Aug
29
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Nov
7
Wed
Startup Fond du Lac Week – Waupun School Visit – Innovation Center and more! @ Waupun Area School District
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No RSVP necessary!

 

Several CTE Departments, Agriculture, Business, Family Consumer Science, and Technology education, will be on display November 7 at Waupun Junior/Senior High School for the public to see. There will be food and fun, and this is a great opportunity to see the skills of what our students are learning for life after high school. One special area of interest is the new Warrior Innovation Center. All night long, Waupun students will be running the equipment for everyone in the public to get an inside look at what they are capable of. We hope that you can find some time to stop down!

 

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 Corridor region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.

Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward.  Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.